Category Archive for: Press Releases

JCPA Sends Senate Judiciary Committee Letter Regarding Kristen Clarke’s Civil Rights Record

by tgilden

  • Posted on April 6, 2021

On April 6, JCPA sent the letter below to Senate Judiciary Committee members repudiating misleading allegations of antisemitism made against Kristen Clarke, President Biden’s nominee to lead the Civil Rights Division of the Department of Justice. Click here for a PDF version of the letter or see below. -- Honorable Dick Durbin, Chairman Honorable Chuck Grassley,…

Statement of Solidarity with Asian American-Pacific Islander Communities

by tgilden

  • Posted on March 17, 2021

(Atlanta – March 17, 2021) – As members of Atlanta’s Jewish community, The Jewish Community Relations Council of Atlanta stands in solidarity with the Asian American and Pacific Islander women and their communities against hate and violence. We mourn for the loss of life and our thoughts are with all the victims and their families.…

American Jewish organizations condemn military rule in Burma, call for U.S. action

by tgilden

  • Posted on February 25, 2021

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE February 25, 2021 Contact: Tammy Gilden American Jewish organizations condemn military rule in Burma, call for U.S. action The Jewish Rohingya Justice Network (JRJN) condemns the military’s coup in Burma (Myanmar), its brutal crackdown on peaceful protests, and the unjust and arbitrary detention and arrest of democratic leaders, activists, and protestors.…

JCPA Expresses Concern About the Reopening of Temporary Influx Shelter for Unaccompanied Immigrant Children

by tgilden

  • Posted on February 24, 2021

New York, NY – The Jewish Council for Public Affairs (JCPA) is concerned about the Administration’s decision to reopen a temporary influx shelter in Texas for unaccompanied immigrant children. We are concerned that this may mark a return to temporary measures that have resulted in added trauma and abuse for this extremely vulnerable population. Unlike…

JCPA Releases “First 100 Days” Recommendations for the Biden-Harris Administration

by tgilden

  • Posted on January 13, 2021

The Jewish Council for Public Affairs (JCPA) is the network hub of the Jewish community relations field, representing over 125 local community relations councils and 16 national Jewish organizations, including the four denominations of American Judaism (Reform, Conservative, Orthodox, and Reconstructionist). JCPA convenes its network to grapple with pressing issues of the day, build consensus…

JCPA Condemns Violence and Insurrection

by Haya Luftig

  • Posted on January 6, 2021

JCPA strongly condemns the violent insurrection at the United States Capitol Building. This was a direct assault on our democratic process, and nothing less than an attempt to disrupt the peaceful transition of power in a presidential election and an act of sedition. We urge in the strongest possible terms that President Trump and others…

JCPA Applauds Passage of the Middle East Partnership for Peace Act

by tgilden

  • Posted on December 21, 2020

New York, NY — The Jewish Council for Public Affairs (JCPA) applauds Congress for passing the bipartisan Nita M. Lowey Middle East Partnership for Peace Act, which will provide $250 million over five years to expand coexistence between Arabs and Israelis and peacebuilding programs in the region and support projects to strengthen the Palestinian economy.…

JCPA Congratulates President-Elect Joe Biden and Vice President-Elect Kamala Harris on Winning the 2020 Presidential Election

by Haya Luftig

  • Posted on November 8, 2020

The Jewish Council for Public Affairs (JCPA) congratulates President-elect Biden and Vice President-elect Harris for winning the 2020 Presidential election. During this election, an unprecedented number of Americans, among them many American Jews, cast their vote and participated in our democratic process. We also celebrate this historic moment as the first woman and woman of…